Mon and Bil Picture

One of my Gods of England series of paintings.

This is the god and goddess of the moon from Germanic mythology Mon and Bil. Mon has given his name to Monday.

In Scandinavia folklore Jacki and Bil were abducted by the moon god while fetching water in a bucket. The marks on the moon were explained to be the two children and their bucket.

Bil is listed as a goddess in the Icelandic Eddas.
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